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when paying property taxes but one man had a different approach he did. he drove to the tax office with $14,000 in change and dollar bills in the back of his suv. he says he lost his tree business in part because he couldn't pay taxes so he went to great lengths to collect this money. >> i had to borrow money. i missed -- missing payments on the home to pay for taxes on this piece of property. my grandkids piggy banks, daughter's piggyÑ]9h banks my money, change and people just offered to help a little bit as they can.(bÑó he says he rolled them himself, staffers at the tax office spent time counting thrk but they d $14,000 worth. >> he's the worst nightmare, ever if you work in a tax office, oh no,. >> surprising they accepted it cash is cash. >> still ahead at 4:00 details in the murder of a wealthy businessman and gang ties that could be connected to his death. >> a bizarre story involving a notre dame star and his fake girlfriend. police are still questioning who was involved in thisx&e#p h. >> talking about smart phone jhñ new and a look at technology that could guarantee
and three quarters percent on everything, including installation. you can't get taxed on labor, right? >> you can in this instance. had they built the shed at the factory and ship shipped it, you would have paid for the putting together of the shed. they say if you're building a tangible product, it can be taxed and this is a tangible product. >> dana c says i came back from a trip to walmart. the checker refused to put items in the cloth bag, none of the items were grocery related saying if you do not buy paper or reusable bag, they'll no longer bag your it yinls. >> so if they don't get their dime, that isn't true. we got this early enough this afternoon and gave walmart a call saying what sup with that? they said look. they were wrong. they're retraining everybody. different cities and counties are doing away with bags. they think it's just miscommunication. the checker was mistaken. >> also, i've heard people showing up with plastic bags from homes in sthaiz don't allow plastic bags. they've been told they can't use those. >> that is not true. it's a reusable item. no they just ha
clinton's second term, he made significant progress on balanced budgets and ronald reagan accomplished tax reforms. >> even if they're dealing with other problems. >> and we have been fortunate to be scandal-free and we want to continue that, but if you look, it's not like we're roaming around the west wing looking for things to do. right now in front of congress and the country you have the need to reduce the deficit and continue to grow the economy, energy and climate change, immigration, gun safety. things are stacked up. and so i think that that is going to provide the sort of focus and energy you need and i think his intention is to run through the tape all the way through. >> gun safety has jumped to the top of the president's agenda since newtown and this week the president promised that the weight of his office behind these proposals, but we're already seeing a lot of resistance from democrats and i want to show some of the reaction this week. senator max baucus "before passing new laws we need a thoughtful debate that respects responsible law abiding gun owners in montana instead
as one the nation can follow under prop 63, millionaires taxed more to pay for mental health services. flif sacramento, abc 7 news. >> thank you, authorities will continue with the event scheduled for monday, they don't have any cash to pay people. they went through $43,000 during a buy back yesterday. take a look at that. that is some of the 827 guns collected. after running out of cash, authorities handed out vouchers for the rest of the day. right now, the count gee trying to raise money to fund those vouchers. they expect to hand out more on monday. >> three americans have been taken hostage by militants in al gearia in a bp oil field. about 20 armed militants facility in unremarks cars. the government in algeria says two people were killed in the assault. soldiers since surrounded the living facility. the president is in talks to discuss plns on how to deal with this. >> redwood school officials settled for a $1 million for a family whose special needs child was attacked by a teacher. a teacher kicked the 5-year-old boy and berailted him. a judge convicted her of child abuse. the
. so when it comes to taxes, we're here to help you. that's why we have cpas, enrolled agents, and tax attorneys to answer your questions-- helping you get deductions for uniforms, union dues, and even the miles you drive for a job interview. you deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money. and we're here to help make that happen. turbotax-- the power to keep what's yours. try it free at turbotax.com. weather. tomorrow morning it will be a chilly start to the day. tomorrow will be another spare the air day. poor air quality. sunrise at 7:23 and temperatures on the cold side ranging from 28 to 42 in san francisco. by 8:00 tomorrow morning the temperature range will be 35-48. still chilly, but above freezing at least. dan and carolyn? >> thanks, spencer. >>> dunkin donuts is coming back to california. >> the owner wants to build 1,000 shops in the state starting with southern california in 2015. >> the donut chain started pulling out in the late 1990s, but the ceo recently had a changing of heart. >> the announcement sent consumers into spasms of elation on twitter. dunkin donut comin
of march. there is no question that these big fiscal issues, taxes and spending will define the first quarter of the president's second term. >> george, talk about this term, the second term curse. we -- reagan had iran-contra, nixon had watergate. clinton had monica lewinsky. why is it that they tend to go sour. >> lyndon jonls had to resign before he ran because of vietnam. ever since roosevelt and the amendment that limited his terms, presidents tend to run out of steam and maybe even get tripped up by scandal in these second terms. i think it's kind of a natural reaction to the fact that power is moving on beyond these presidents because, in fact, they are lame ducks. the obama white house has studied this very, very closely. they know the perils of the second term. they think they can avoid the worst pitfalls, first of all, they are saying there's no scandals on the horizon but believe they can avoid the worst by having a focused agenda and moving fast. >> we'll see if they can. george, thank you very much. george will have a special inauguration edition of "this week" this morni
to collect in taxes. he says okay there's a difference there. i've got to borrow it. no, you can't borrow it. so the whole debt ceiling thing itself is a crazy thing and forces the president to do something illegal. either to defy congress on what it told him to spend or defy them on borrowing and told him not to and have the weird loophole which everyone agrees is crazy. but is a loophole that says that the secretary of the treasury can mint a coin for any amount which is supposed to be for commemorative pieces but does avoid -- does offer a way to bypass this and all that's really doing is the way to bypass the debt ceiling. it isn't even printing money but saying, hey, we're going to say that we minted the coin. you don't even have to mint the thing, just say you did, right? >> well, you would have to but -- nobody ever has to see it. say we did it and the federal reserve says, okay, you now have a $1 trillion bank account which we will, when you withdraw funds from that, we will sell off some of our government bonds which is just a way of borrowing through the back door but it gets you p
the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places and things they like. the new feature might lure back the 1.4 million people nationwide who closed their facebook accounts in
. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he is just another elitist hipocrite. >> this comes on a day that new york passed the toughest gun control law in the nation intended to stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. >> we must stop the madness. >> that was andrew cuomo. they are facing tough opposition from lawmakers. they say mr. obama is looking at 19 steps he could take using only executive orders. dan? >> thank you. marin county's gun buy back program has taken hundreds of guns out of north bay homes. authorities offered up to $200 in cash. the program was so popular it ran out of money in just an hour. that's $43,000. officers collected827 guns which included a sawed off shotgun. facebook is even more personal with a launch today of a search engine that is taylor made for you. graft search works off a database from people voluntarily sharing their likes and dislikes. it is different from sites because it allows you to instantly survey the places andke. the new feature might lure back the 1.4 million people nationwide who closed their facebook acc
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. >> investigators say mail often includes important tax documents that could help identity thieves. >> san jose firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a fire that force add family from the home. the call of the house fire yesterday afternoon and by the time they arrived, all six people in the two-story home including the family dog got out safe safely. officials believe the fire started on the wood shingle roof. crews stayed on the scene to guard against flareups. >> the san mateo city council will hear both sides on whether a new 7/11 store should be allowed to stay home on north san mateo drive. some neighbors fear the store will increase crime. they protested before the store opened claiming it violated local zoning laws. the area is zoned for housing although a store once occupied the site under a special exemption. >> the sharks are holding another noon work out today and it is open to the public at the practice facility. players wasted in time getting back to training camp at the sharks ice facility yesterday, a day after the nhl walkout ended going through their faces in front
it to each of the tenants. >> investigators say mail often includes important tax documents that could help identify thieves. >> today the san mateo city council will hear both sides on whether a new 7/11 store should be ahowed to stay open on north san mateo drive which was vacant for two years. some fear this will increase crime. they protested before the star opened claiming it violates local zoning laws. the area is zoned for housing although a mom-and-pop italian deli occupied the site under a special exemption. >> it is almost 4:36. san jose firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a fire that forced a family from their home. firefighters got the call yesterday afternoon. by the time they got there, all six people in the two-story house including the family dog got out safely. flames gutted the home. officials think it started on the wood shingle roof. crews stayed to guard against the flareups. >> investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire in mountain view that destroyed a mobile home. nothing seems suspicious. firefighters arrived yesterday morning to find the hom
counts of prostitution, veelgs of privacy, and tax evasion. >> not guilty. >> reporter: her attorney is adamant her client is innocent. >> it's been tough. there's been a lot of scrutiny. getting through the day in any sort of normal way has been difficult. she's doing the best she can. she's certainly worried about what's going to happen to the criminal process. >> reporter: we went to wright's house back in october looking for answers. >> hello. is anybody home? you don't want to talk about the allegations? did you do it? >> no comment. >> did you run a prostitution ring? >> you know what, i will pick up the phone, and i will call the police. >> reporter: it is a scandal that has ripped apart a small town and destroyed lives and reputations. at the center of it, the woman who has yet to tell her story, alexis wright, who has everyone talking. as for mark strong sr., he says he will spend the rest of his life apologizing to his wife. >> i'm sorry for any dishonesty, for the intimate relationship that i had with alexis wright. >> reporter: for "nightline" i'm john shrippen, in kenneb
with more than 100 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, and tax evasion. the indictment also alleges that wright secretly recorded over 100 hours of video with her clients, something strong denies knowing about. he denies any wrongdoing. but he says, he will spend the rest of his life apologizing to his wife. >> i'm sorry for any dishonesty, for the intimate relationship that i had with alexis wright. >> reporter: as for alexis wright, the alleged zumba prostitute, her lawyer says she's innocent. wright will have her chance to tell her side of the story when her trial starts in may. dan? bianna? >> not the attention that small town wants. thank you, john. >>> time, now, for a check of the weather and over to ginger zee. hey, ginger. >> hey, guys. it's been four years since minneapolis last had a high temperature below zero. they're going to do it on monday. a whole lot of arctic air is blasting into the great lakes. fargo on monday at 13 below. that's an actual air temperature. minneapolis will go 3 below. chicago today, 44. 12 by tuesday. things are really starting to cool d
with congress over fiscal issues, taxes and spending and debt. >> you're looking at the door slightly ajarred to the green room, right next to the east room, and the president has been gathering there, we noticed that he postponed this press conference a couple of times this morning. a few delays. >> supposed to be around 11:15. we're almost half-hour after that. not quite. the president could face questions about personnel in the second term. he's facing a big fight with his nominee over chuck hagel. lot of republicans senators with questions, he also have a big vacancy right now, diane, that's his white house chief of staff. now that he's appointed jack lew to be secretary of treasury. >> first term ending. you wonder if there will be an element of reflection? whatever the honeymoon is usually you get if you're a new president. this is unhoneymoon that he's been facing. now, here's the president. >>> good morning. i thought it might make sense to take some questions this week as my first term comes to an end. it's been a busy and productive four years. and i expect the same for the next fou
sodas that include school bans, proposed taxes and an often-mocked new york city effort to eliminate large sizes. >> oh, no! i'm on the run from johnny law! >> reporter: but many feel it's no joke. after all, the average american gets 45 gallons of sugary soft drinks a year. that's 1 1/2 barrels of soda pop. in fact, sugary sodas are the single largest source of calories in the american diet. even this small can has the equivalent of six sugar cubes in it. the regular soda, 14 sugar cubes. and that big gulp? 32 sugar cubes. critics argue they're not just ordinary calories, either. they're empty of nutrition and don't tell the body its full. >> with beverages, we drink the calories and consume more foods on top of those calories. >> reporter: coke's new commercial promotes exercise programs to work off what you drink. but for the world's largest soda maker today, it's no coke and a smile. jim avila, abc news, washington. >>> and as we begin another week, we begin it watching the flu continue to move across the country again. tonight, we're seeing the effects of the virus, particularly
and labor. less the sales tax. there is no combination. i don't know where they got that number from. >> here being look yourself. we contact the company again, and it offered an additional $131.72. which brings total to $500 which is the amount specified in the contract. and in the future, she will leave the pool out of the home warranty. >> i'm just going to pay our pool servicing guy to do whatever he needs to could do. >> the bbb gives sensible home warranty a d minus rating. >> thank you. >> sure. >> we're following breaking news for you now in san jose two. children have been knit a crosswalk. >> they were riding or walking across the street east of king street. >> one bike is underneath the small suv. we have a crew at the scene and will update you at 9:00 and 11:00. >> and now, let's focus again on weather. and cold front its good beginning to ease up. clear skies tonight. the cold snap is winding down. look for sunny skies. it will be cool in northern parts of the state. highs into low to mid-50s. upper 60s in los angeles, mid-60s into san diego. tomorrow, after a chilly sta
has to take the mail and distribute it to each of the tenants. >> the mail includes important tax documents like a w2 that could help fuel identity theft. >>> a popular pizza restaurant in san francisco has been hit with a fine for noncompliance. they will pay $320,000 in a settlement agreement. the money goes to provide health care benefits to their current and former employ es. the city puts a 4% surcharge on customers' checks. the restaurant didn't use most of the money for its stated purpose. a lake tahoe community is taking on bears. a new law will target people. multiple violations could result in a thousand dollar fine. other tahoe communities have passed similar laws. >> in florida snake hunters are having a field day. they are armed and ready to wipe out the better meze -- burmese pythons. >> some 800 hunters with a license to kill, pythons. they are reportedly crawling with up to a hundred thousand pythons and many of them pets. hunters are vying for the $1500 pot for the longest snake. many bristling with guns, but not so much knowledge. >> i hunt for the brown bear. >>
marijuana dispensaries. he said while paying taxes and comp playing with laws. >> u.s. attorney ben wagner to sit down with us to look over matt's case realize there is no jus nis sending this man to prison. >> he says the obama administration is sending mixed messages when it comes to medical marijuana. prosecutors called him a major league drug trafficker. >> a coordinated effort today all 55,000 school students received same lesson friday. the topic, online safety and cyber bullying. it's an important lesson considering 56% of the children report being bullied in this way. >> not don't do this or that. it's here are great opportunities. how do you think about what you're going to do when using media and technology. >> do your parents know what is going on on the internet? >> sometimes. not really. >> students learned about privacy, a key lesson, considering popularity of facebook intsagram. >> just ahead rescue of dozens of hostages in algeria. the trade terrorists want to make for americans still being held. >> a surprising new discovery on the dream liner. turns out fires on board may
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. officers were chasing the guy. he ran in front of the cab and got hit. the cops lifted the taxes ease and were able to spring it -- swing it sideway autos former president bush left the hospital today after spending two months being treat forward a lingering illness. he ended up in the hospital the day after thanksgiving with, a brompk kitis related cough. the 88-year-old spent a week in intensive care to treat a fever. doctors wanted to keep it from worsening into knew moana. at 88 is he america's oldest living president. >>zkymÑ on to business news now. dell may be going private and hairs of apple dropped today. >> emily chang is live with that and more in the bloomberg after the bell report. hi, emily. >> good afternoon, larry, carolyn. shares of apple diving hitting the lowest noint nearly a year, falling below $500 a share to $498.51 then rebounding at the end of the day, butf&.t still dn nearly 4%. for the session. this coming as japanese media reports apple has cut orders for iphone parts frf suppliers. saying apple has only ordered about half of the 65 million iphone 5 displa
and federal tax incentives that can bring the price down thousands. >> the fat cats on wall street can learn something from a house cat named orlando who was pitted against professional investors in choosing stocks last year to make the picks he threw his toy mouse on a board with options and he earned $800 compared to $470 for the pro's. >> if attitude is everything we can learn something from a newborn panda cub. check out this picture. a great way to start the day for the giant panda who is more eager to check out the world. he was fed by the handlers at the chinese conservation area. he is saying hello. >> we have breaking news in the east bay with the battle of a structure fire not far from ear. amy hollyfield has the latest information from the firefighters right now and we will check with her ahead. >> lance armstrong comes clean, the admission he now is making and what it could >> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> at 5:29 we follow breaking news. a pier fire. >> amy joins us live from the scene. what have you learned, amy? >> i tried to figure if you can see anyt
tax bills or directly to the garbage companies. officials estimate the collective savings to san jose taxpayers could range from several hundred thousand to $3 million. >> muni directors in san francisco have unanimously approved a $24 million contract to upgrade the transit agency's decade old communication system which involves improving nine metro stations with better platform displays and public dress system and monitoring the 26 power substations used for trolls and buses and light rail. there is will be a new broad band debt work to connect underground infrastructure which includes upgrading the extra patrol system. the work will take about a year and a half. muni awarded the contract to a fremont company. >> the maverick surf competition to, -- could, maybe, take place this weekend. organizers will know by friday or saturday if the conditions are right for surfing. if sunday is not a go they will keep watching. the window for the forecast is open until march 31. 25' is the minute but they prefer 30' or 40'. >> they prefer as big as they can get. >> they would still ride it at 1
show rooms. right now it starts at $39,000 before tax incentive. my son announced the price cuts this week. >> thank you, jane. >> we want did know what we should get from the atlanta mayor when we win the championship game? >> you mean the bet? we offer better stuff back in 1987, the baseball conference championships, between st. louis and san francisco, the radio station offered crab and we offered toasted ravioli, the station i was working at in stimulus. we always offer better stuff. >> what do you think? >> pitching your ideas on facebook this is from my wife, she she wine from california and boiled peanuts. boiled peanuts. our a salty cured ham or sour dough or peach cobbler. >> that is bett. >> more comparable. thanks for playing, everyone, keep it up on facebook. here is what we are talking about weather-wise, looking down and it is breezy and clear sky out there and live doppler 7 hd shows detecting the clear, dry air this morning and the fact that there are in clouds so a beautiful sunrise around 7:25 this morning and the temperatures, how should you dress before you le
cigarette taxes in the last dozen years. at least two bay area cities are doing well in the fight against smoking, the lunch association gave both san francisco and oakland b grades for their efforts. >> the flu spreads across the country, a study confirms important news for pregnant women. researchers have found that the flu shot is safe for mothers-to-be with no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus. they say it could prevent some deaths of fetuses confirming what officials have been urging that pregnant women get the flu shot. the study is in the new england journal of medicine. >> if you have seen gloves or socks to make your skin softer, now there are spa denim jeans, with the legs feeler softer up to 15 days after you wear them the first time. they run $140, of course, and are available online. >> we made you read that story to see you sweat. >> i am a professional. i do this for a living. >> coming up next at 6:00, yelp, then for reviews on businesses, right? now the website is expanding with new information users can now get. >> we are following breaking n
and the doping admission, and our tax runs, has cheating become our national pastime? or has it always been this way and now it is harder to find? america's cheating epidemic. we will talk about that today >> welcome back on friday morning. new developments in the hostage situation in algeria. cnn reports that the united states air force is evacuating hostages from the b.p. gas complex in algeria where a battle has been going on for two days. algerian officials say special forces killed 18 of the islamic militant kidnappers. six people from the plant have been killed and five americans have reportedly escaped. we got word this morning from the associated press algerian state news says 60 foreign hostages are unaccounted for and negotiations have resumed. >> new worries. the battery maker behind boeing 787 dreamliner supplies batteries to nasa. >> a new reason to be less worried of those airport scanners. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning, the body scanners at the aiport are going away that are too revealing after a $5 million contract with a company that makes the
. in a written statement he said the prior 18 months brought a state of taxing heather ishimaru use, though these challenges have been largely overcome i feel it is time to make a change in my professional lifestyle. he did not elaborate on his health problems. >>> the number of freshman applicants to attend the system for 2013 marks a record high. nearly 175,000 students have applied to attend the university of california next fall. that's a 10.7% increase over last fall. the largest increase is at uc santa cruz with a 16.9% jump in freshman plants. u.c. berkeley saw the smallest increase at 9.7%. it is 5:36. come up next we are behind the rest of the country but now the flu has come to california. how you can prevent your kids from being part of the national epidemic. >>> and let's take a live look outside at our mt. tam camera. a little shaky out there this morning. winds about 15 miles an hour. here look at the foreground and san francisco in the background where it's 46 degrees this morning. lisa will >> good morning, everyone. it's 5:40 on this saturday. you are look live at the embar
of taxing health issues. though these challenges have been largely overcome, i feel it is time to make a change in my professional lifestyle. he did not elaborate on his health problems. >>> the number of freshman applicants to attend the system for 2013 marks a record high. nearly 175,000 students have applied to attend the university of california next fall. that's a 10.7% increase over last fall. the largest increase is at uc santa cruz with a 16.9% jump in freshmen applicants. u.c. berkeley saw the smallest increase at 9.7%. it is 5:36. -- jack donated an nintendo wii to the burn unit. he got help from the burn foundation which facilitated the fundraising. the 13-year-old said the wii can help burn victims recover from their injuries. >> it helps them stretch and recover from -- if they don't stretch they can cringe up and it's not good. so this helps them have fun and also recover at the same time. >> jack raised more than $1,500.00 to buy the wii and other items. he said he came up with the idea for the scouting project because his mother is a nurse in the burn unit. >>> now here
a spate of taxing health issues though the challenges have been largely overcome, it's time to make a change in my profl lifestyle. he did not elaborate on his health problems. >>> the number of freshman applicants to attend the system for the 2013 ool year marks a record high. nearly 175,000 students have applied to attend a university of california school next fall. that is a 10.7% increase over last fall. largest increase is at u.c. santa cruz with 16.9% jump for applicants. u.c. berkeley saw the smallest with 9.7%. >> a 13-year-old boy scout is teaching up with san jose firefighters to help make a difference for burn victims. yesterday afternoon, he donated a nintendo wii and other supplies to the valley medical center burn unit. he received help from the foundation that facilitated it. >> to recover from a fatal, this helps them have sun and recover at the same time. >> jack raised more than $1500 to buy the stuff. he says he came up with the idea for the scouting project because his mother is a nurse in the burn unit. >>> coming up next, we're behind the rest of the country bu
sodas that include school bans, proposed taxes and an often mocked new york city effort to eliminate large sizes. >> oh, no, i'm on the run from johnny law. >> reporter: but many feel it's no joke. after all, the average american gets 45 gallons of sugary soft drinks a year. that's 1 1/2 barrels of soda pop. in fact, sugary sodas are the single largest source of calories in the american diet. even this small can have some six sugar cubes in it. the regular size, 14 sugar cubes. and this super big gulp, some 32 sugar cubes. critics argue they're not just ordinary calories either. they're empty of nutrition and don't tell the body it's full. >> with beverages, we'll drink the calories and consume more food on top of those calories. >> reporter: coke's new commercial promotes exercise programs to work off what you drink. but for the world's largest soda maker today, it's no coke and a smile. jim avila, abc news, washington. >> yes, indeed. >>> coming up next, is she or isn't she? the big question that anne hathaway is facing. >>> and controversial comments by howard stern that led to an
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. >> reporter: a worst case scenario, an eroding tax base. the government demanding more from lower income people. and the future of this baby, a potential revolt. >> this boat won't float if that continues. >> reporter: miriam hernandez, abc news, eyewitness news. >> that's pretty fascinating. you wouldn't think that. i mean, a lot of countries have problems with not having enough babies, but you wouldn't think the state of california. >> in 2011, the u.s. had 63 births per 1,000 women. compare that to the baby boom generation, 122 births of women of child-bearing ages, 15 to 44. >> are you going to do your part? you've got two. >> i might. i've always wanted four. >> you better get going. >> my husband counts so i have three. >>> it's one of the most heroic jobs in the world, walking into fire to do battle and save lives. >> up next, we'll see what a firefighter sees on the job and hear what he goes through in the middle of an infer know. it's all from his perspective and it's all coming up on "world news now." ♪ goodness gracious, great balls of fire ♪ ♪ you came along and moved m
't get mad, get even file. if you've ever been furious about your property tax bill, which can sometimes be more than your mortgage payment, here's a new folk hero in california. >> larry tried to may his $14,000 property tax bill but town officials refused. so he came back with the whole thing in coins and dollar bills. ? >> to garner all that money, he raided his grandkid's piggy banks to fill the wheel barrel. and yes, the town took the money after spending a few hours counting to make sure it was all there. that is classic. have you ever touched your daughter's piggy bank? >> no, only to help her get it out. >> i'll be honest, i needed money to do laundry and i borrowed it. but i paid it back. >> i've given her a $20 for like two $10s. she has a lot of money in that piggy bank. when we were kids, we had like $3. >> kids are so greedy. >>> you've seen these guys on the beach hoping to score some lost jewelry or change. >> one prospector hit the jackpot. you could say he got the golden ticket. the map was searching a town in australia when his metal detecter discovered a massive gold n
who spend a great deal of time looking for owners such as barbara every day. >> is this taxes i didn't get back? refunds i didn't get back? >> not generally. it's abandoned safe deposit boxes, securities, uncashed payroll checks. that sort of thing. >> oh, fantastic. somebody knows you didn't get your money. if you want to find out that money like this can come your way, i'm not talking $2,000. i'm talking $26,000. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and we'll show you the top ten ways to look for money. it's sitting right there, waiting for you. let's get to the weather. ladies, congratulations. thank you. so wonderful that you're looking for other people's money. i love that. i didn't know things like that existed. >>> let's get to the boards. somebody could find some money for sam champion, please. if you could, just look for any money at all. miami, florida, our twitter and facebook pictures will go on to mt. rainier. two gorgeous spots. we let you know what it looks like live. there's dense fog and air quality alert going in the northwest. that air is stagnant. it's not going
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